Can’t have MRI test, what other options to test for MS

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AnnCT
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Can’t have MRI test, what other options to test for MS

Post by AnnCT » Tue Jan 02, 2018 8:39 pm

Hello all!

I am going through testings to see what is causing my symptoms (which are ms related) but I cant have an MRI because i wear a cochlear implant. The outer device is connected to the wires by a magnet.

Are there any other tests that can be substituted for a MRI?

Thanks!

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Re: Can’t have MRI test, what other options to test for MS

Post by ElliotB » Wed Jan 03, 2018 6:00 am

Sorry to hear you are ill and welcome to TIMS. Are you seeing a neurologist that specializes in MS?

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Re: Can’t have MRI test, what other options to test for MS

Post by jimmylegs » Thu Jan 04, 2018 4:12 pm

hi and welcome. i have no suggestions that anyone would consider a sub for mri. but i might have other input if you're interested. what are your symptoms?
take control of your own health
pursue optimal self care at least as actively as a diagnosis
ask for referrals to preventive health care specialists eg dietitians
don't let suboptimal self care muddy any underlying diagnostic picture!

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Re: Can’t have MRI test, what other options to test for MS

Post by AnnCT » Sat Jan 06, 2018 8:24 pm

Hello... I am seeing a neurologist but i dont know what her specialty is. She’s a dr at a teaching hospital.

My symptoms that might show ms are: balance issues (a new one that just started is losing my balance backwards); pain in my right forearm and right thigh; whole body pins & needles sensations, feeling my legs as weak-feels like i cant move them); buckling knees; torso stiffness, spasms, trembles/shakes; cognitive & memory issues.

I just had a neuropsych memory test a couple of weeks ago and am waiting for the result of that test...

It’s really frustrating because I know we can get to the bottom of this if I could just get a mri done...

Thanks!!

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